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AOD Information > Alcohol 101 > "Top Ten Ways To Turn Down a Drink"


 :: Top ten ways to turn down a drink  :: Safety Tips  ::
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My first DUI  ::


One of these should work for you, whether you're shy, confident, or just looking for a creative reply.

  1. "No, thanks!" (No explanation necessary; your response can be
    short, sweet and direct.)
  2. "I've had enough." (Again: short, to the point and completely
  3. "Thanks, but I've got a ton of work to do later."
  4. "I'd rather get my own, thanks."
  5. "I'm allergic to alcohol."
  6. "I'm driving tonight."
  7. "I have a game/practice tomorrow." (Known athletic commitment is a pre-requisite.)
  8. "I'm O.K. for now." (BYOC: Bring your own cup...keep it half filled, whether you are drinking or not.)
  9. "No thanks, I'm taking medication that I can't drink with."
  10. "I'm dieting...alcohol's got too many calories."

Material Adapted From: © 1997 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois and The Century Council.



Ron Vick, MA, LPC
Counselor / Academic Advisor
Int'l Student Advisor




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